Great Expectations

Synopsis: A series of events change the orphaned Pip's life forever as he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Mike Newell
Production: Main Street Films
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min





- Hold your noise!

Hold your noise, you little devil,

or I'll cut your throat!

- Tell us your, name! Quick!

- Pip!

- Once more! Give it mouth!

- Pip!

- Shh!

- Pip, sir! No, sir, please.

Got wittles on you, boy?

You got wittles on you?

No, sir!

Come here.

What fat cheeks you got.

Darn me if I couldn't eat 'em.

Where's your mother?

(STAMMERS) There, sir!

Also Georgiana, sir


- My mother and brothers too.

Orphan, eh?

Who d'you live with?

Supposin' I let you live.

My sister, sir, Mrs Joe Gargery,

wife of Joe Gargery, the blacksmith.

Blacksmith, eh?

You know what a file is?

- You know what wittles is?

- Yes, sir, food, sir

I ain't alone, as you may think I am.

There's a young man hid with me in

comparison with which I am an angel,

and he has a secret way

of getting at a boy,

and at his heart, and at his liver,

so that they may be roasted and ate.

It is in vain for a boy to hide

from that young man.

Now, you bring me tomorrow morning early,

in this graveyard,

that file and them wittles,

neverdaring to say a word,

and I will do what I can to keep

that young man out of your insides.


- Speak it out!

- Yes, sir!

Now get you home.

There you are, Pip!

Ah, Your sister's been out

a dozen times looking foryou.

Now, listen, she's on the rampage

and she's got Ticklerwith her.

Now, I'll do what I can but you best

get in there behind the door.

- Now... You ready?

Where have you been?

Wearing me out with fret and worry!

- I said, "Where have you been?"


- The churchyard.

- The churchyard!

If it weren't for me you would've been to

the churchyard years ago, and stayed there!

- Who brought you up by hand?

You did!

Why did I, I should like to know!

Fetch the tarwater!

There's no need fortarwater, my love.

It's Christmas.

- Fetch it!


Bad enough having to be a blacksmith's

wife, without having to motheryou, too.

- You're driving me to the churchyard.

- You all right?

You'd like that, both of you, I suppose.

Tar water. You be careful.

Table! Now!


There's another convict

escaped from the Hulks.

What might he have done, the convict?

Murder most likely.

That's why they put them in the Hulks,

because they murder.

- Murder?

- Murder and robbing.

That's too many questions!

Where's that bread gone?

I ate it.

- You did, did you?



Sir. Sir...



Did you bring it, boy?

Yes, sir Here

What's in the bottle?

- Brandy.

- Here. Here.



- You brought no-one with you?

- No, sir!

- And you asked no-one to follow?

- I wouldn't do that, sir

I'm glad you enjoy the pie.

Oh, thankee, my boy, I do I do

- There'll be none left for him!

- "Him"?

- Who's "him"?

- The young man you spoke of.

Who wants to eat my liver.

Oh, him (CHUCKLES)

He won't want no pie.


He looked as if he did.

Looked? What d'you mean, looked?

I saw him.

- When?

- Just now.

- Where?

- Down by the river.

What with...

Dressed like me with a bruised face?

- Here? Badly bruised?

- Yes, sir

Give me the file, boy!

Hunt him down like a dog I will.

- Goodbye, then, sir

- Let him go free?

Merry Christmas, sir

- Let him make a fool of me again?

- Goodbye.

That villain. I'll take him

to the bottom of the river...

# On Christmas day, on Christmas day

#And all the souls on earth shall sing

# On Christmas day in the morning

# Then let us all rejolce and sing

# On Christmas day, on Christmas day #

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David Nicholls

David Nicholls was born in 1966 in Hampshire, England. He is a writer and actor, known for One Day (2011), Starter for 10 (2006) and Far from the Madding Crowd (2015). He is married to Hanna. They have two children. more…

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